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"It makes work visible, so everybody knows where everything is. It uses Kanban, and that makes work visible.""We use the board and card hierarchies in terms of sprints so that we can see if we have cross-functional teams that are working on the same projects together, especially when projects have dependencies. The parent-child relationship within cards is really nice so that we can see what kind of dependencies there are when we're trying to get projects finished.""My team specifically uses our board for all of our Remedy tickets that come in. We had a card for every ticket that we get, and we're able to add the link to that specific ticket there.If I'm out of office, for example, and someone else needs to work a ticket or someone is being contacted to work on a ticket, I don't have to sign on it. Someone else can easily access that ticket because I put the link in there. It's nice. It has a lot of great functionality in there.""Using the tool seems to save time versus trying to do things in a regular manner. It is highly collaborative; everybody can see things in one place. It is a highly functional, but pretty simple tool. That is hard to find: A tool that has a lot of functions, but is also simple."

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"This solution fits very well into our agile product management environment.""The main power of this tool is the integration between the different products of the Atlassian suite. We have good integration with work management with Java. This is the major strength from this provider."

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"The cataloging is a very valuable feature. For a lot of enterprises, they end up not knowing which applications do specific features. The cataloging helps with this. It's not that verbose, but it still gives you allowances to put in more detail.""It is relatively easy to use and user-friendly once the setup is complete.""It helped us contain critical things, like source code and several documents, which is very important to us.""At the same time, if you're working from the architect or the designing team you, it's quite easy to manage the resources online.""The most valuable feature is the reporting of the CPU usage on the dashboard.""You can customize the board according to your needs.""The tools for requirement capture we have found very useful."

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"I do not know what it can do in the area of scrum. Maybe it has that functionality. I have never tried to set it up. You think of LeanKit from the perspective of Kanban. I don't know if there is a template for scrum, a scaled agile framework, or any of those scaling frameworks.""Being able to track actual time on cards or sprints, instead of using just the planned start and stop date, would also be useful. I would like to see something like JIRA has with actual sprint starts and stops.""The ability to report on customizable fields and third-party extensions needs improvement. I'd like to see more of those being able to be used. I don't know how that works for Planview, but just getting a little bit more added there would be nice.""The integration with the Enterprise One product is probably an area for improvement. It's not really broken. It's just that it is such a handy tool and a great way to visually manage things. There is a very limited hookup/integration between Enterprise One, which is the master Planview tool, and LeanKit. While they are looking at this on their roadmap, it definitely needs to happen. There is a lot of opportunity there."

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"The reports are not really customizable, which is something that they should improve on.""The automation for scheduling software and doing software tests should be simplified because it's complex and too rigid."

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"The features should be more intuitive. If I'm looking for something, its location should be easy to locate.""There is not enough beginner support material in the form of FAQs or simple training to help you get started.""Of course it would be related to customer experience. The solution is not user friendly at all. It needs an expert to use it, although the reporting feature was okay.""The directory designer manager is uncivil. The design manager is clearly really unstable.""The stability of this solution can be improved.""The reporting functionality needs to be improved.""I think nowadays people are getting into Jira and other tools. What is happening is, this solution is becoming more traditional, whereas Jira and other tools are more attractive for the new users to learn and start using because of the graphical interfaces."

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"In general, Planview's cost structure is reasonable. You get quite a lot of functionality for the license cost that you get."

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"There is a community edition available, but if the price were lower for the addons then more people would use the full version."

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"The price of the solution could be reduced. Many of our customers are not using all the features and this could be why our clients feel the price is too high."

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Top Answer: Using the tool seems to save time versus trying to do things in a regular manner. It is highly collaborative; everybody… more »
Top Answer: The integration with the Enterprise One product is probably an area for improvement. It's not really broken. It's just… more »
Top Answer: We have a unique use case. Normally, people use LeanKit to track agile development in IT. However, we use the product to… more »
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Top Answer: You can customize the board according to your needs.
Top Answer: The reporting functionality needs to be improved. They have developed a reporting model but it is not available… more »
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LeanKit
Rational ALM, MKS
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Overview

Planview LeanKit enables engineering teams across all levels of the organization with a visual work delivery tool to apply Lean management principles to their work, helping them work smarter and deliver faster.

How to use Atlassian to manage application lifecycle

Atlassian builds software to pull together all the elements of application lifecycle management. Product management, developers, Q/A, dev ops, and business stake holders all have their own ways of interacting with application lifecycle management and Atlassian splits up the process into a few buckets.

1) Collaborate to plan and envision work

Atlassian's Confluence is a collaboration platform for building and driving consensus. Call stake holders in to give approval, comment on, and share pages and integrate with the rest of the development toolchain.

2) Build and track roadmaps

Atlassian's JIRA Software offers incredibly flexible project management with custom workflows, plugins, and high visibility rollups through JIRA Portfolio. Issues can be embedded right in confluence, or be used to kick off new branches in version control. Keep everyone on the same page with project progress. 

3) Track and deploy code

Atlassian's Bitbucket is the world's most robust Git solution. The ability to deploy multiple-nodes with failover, global mirroring for super fast clones, and powerful code review control set it apart from competition. Bitbucket also has a mature plugin and hooks system that allows extensions and connection to a suite of CI software. 

4) Support and Iterate

Track support requests, bugs, and route users in the right direction with JIRA Service Desk. With the same custom workflow engine as JIRA Software, a tight integration with the rest of the stack, and a knowledge base function make it a powerful addition to the ALM stack. 

5) Tie it together

ChatOps helps tie every part of the ALM together. Get stake holders in the same room to manage a project, teams in the same page to manage their work, or plugin automated members to report on CI status, pull requests, page changes in Confluence, or bug reports. Like every piece of Atlassian's ALM there is a mature API for extending plugins and everything can be hosted behind your own firewall. 



Lifecycle management capabilities built on the open, unifying IBM Rational Jazz platform can help agile and traditional teams: see at-a-glance status, access better data for decisions, manage costs, reuse the most efficient processes across the organization, manage cloud, web, SOA and mobile application design and development. Teams can also gain real-time traceability, manage work across vendors, unify across a diverse set of lifecyle tools, and provide collaborative development for continuous delivery as part of the IBM DevOps solution.
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Sample Customers
REA Group, Thompson Reuters
Facebook, NASA, Cisco, eBay, Redfin, Toyota, Kaiser Permanente, Gilt, CSIRO, Autodesk, The Daily Telegraph, CODE, Illumnia
Tennis Australia, WeCloud AB, Port Otago Limited, Logicalis US, Valmer, The Chevrolet Volt, Ashurst
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company21%
Manufacturing Company18%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Manufacturing Company17%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government6%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise67%
Find out what your peers are saying about Atlassian ALM vs. IBM Rational ALM and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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Atlassian ALM is ranked 17th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 2 reviews while IBM Rational ALM is ranked 7th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 7 reviews. Atlassian ALM is rated 8.6, while IBM Rational ALM is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Atlassian ALM writes "User-friendly, easy to set up, and has good integration with other Atlassian products". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Rational ALM writes "Helped with time management, improved our resource utility, and helped assure on-time completion". Atlassian ALM is most compared with Polarion ALM, Microsoft Azure DevOps, PTC Integrity, TFS and Micro Focus ALM Octane, whereas IBM Rational ALM is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, PTC Integrity, Polarion ALM and TFS. See our Atlassian ALM vs. IBM Rational ALM report.

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